Before Registered Dietitians Tamar Samuels and Vanessa Rissetto co-founded Culina Health, nutrition care was either hard to come by or really expensive. Now, you can have personalized help from an expert you can trust —completely online (and covered by most insurances) throughout North Jersey, including Montclair, Bloomfield, Newark, and beyond. Keep reading to learn more about Culina Health + five tips for kickstarting your health journey this fall.
5 Tips to Kickstart Your Health
The RDs at Culina Health are passionate about helping each client and work one-on-one with individuals to deliver evidence-based nutrition education and help people address everything from chronic health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression, to fertility, general weight loss, and even preparation for athletic competitions. Looking ahead, Culina Health has tips for getting your health on track — from a professional you can trust.
1. Supplement Your Diet
As we head back to school and work in the fall, it can be tough to adjust to a new routine. It’s easier to stay stress-free and regular with a Calm bite from GEM, a plant-based multivitamin. Magnesium is believed to help with heart health, bone health, inflammation and can also help with anxiety. Taking calm before bed can help you drift to sleep and regulate your GI tract. Vanessa is on GEM’s scientific advisory board and recommends the Calm bites to her clients who are having trouble with regular bowel movements. Culina Health and GEM are giving The Montclair Girl readers 50% off their first order of GEM.
2. Back to Routine
School is back in session and summer trips are over — meaning it’s a great time to get into a good routine, which includes meal planning. Taking time to write down your health goals and meal plan accordingly helps make realizing these goals so much easier. With roughly 30 breakfasts and 30 dinners in a month, it’s a lot to plan — and sitting down to do it all at once will cut out the decision-making process later.
3. Rule of 3 for the Week
Plan three breakfasts and three mains that you can have for the week. Batch cook them at the start of the week and portion them out so you have homemade meals ready for the times most of us eat at home — breakfast and dinner — without the daily hassle of cooking.
4. Find an Exercise Buddy
Call a local friend and hold each other accountable to morning walks, classes, or whatever you both are into. Stay consistent and disciplined to keep your exercise routine throughout the season. If you get bored with a certain routine, switch it up, but consistency is key.
5. Pre-Start Your Day
Set your alarm 10 minutes early to create space to mentally prepare for the day. When you start with centering yourself and meditating, it can set a balanced tone for the rest of the day to help boost productivity and create a clear mindset.
When GEM founder Sara Cullen realized she wasn’t getting the daily nutrition she needed despite her healthy diet, she teamed up with an array of scientists, doctors, herbalists, academics, farmers, and dietitians — including Culina Health co-founder Vanessa Rissetto — to reinvent the idea of the plant-based multivitamin. Ultimately, she created the first-ever real food alternative to a daily multivitamin – the GEM multi-bite.
Founded in 2018, GEM is designed to support the simple philosophy that food is medicine. Supplements can often consist of more filler than substance so GEM opted for daily nutrition straight from its source: real food. Made from a blend of plant-based whole foods, vitamins, minerals, and super nutrients, GEM fills the gaps in your diet without synthetic binders, artificial colorants, or animal byproducts. The GEM multi-bite is an indulgent and simple way to get the nutrients you need from ingredients your body can actually absorb.
About Culina Health
Culina Health is a personalized online nutrition platform powered by credentialed Registered Dietitians (RD), the only healthcare professionals licensed to administer clinical, science-backed nutrition. Culina Health makes insurance-covered nutrition care more accessible and easier to understand so that clients can have a satisfying and well-balanced life.
“Our care is rooted in research, backed by science and personalized to each individual in a culturally-competent way,” Vanessa told The Montclair Girl. “We care a lot about our clients and get to know all aspects of their lives so that our recommendations and care make them feel supported, seen, and result in progress that lasts forever.”
The RDs at Culina Health are passionate about helping each client and work one-on-one with individuals to deliver evidence-based nutrition education and help people address everything from chronic health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression, to fertility, general weight loss, and even preparation for athletic competitions.
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Culina Health is a completely online dietitian service throughout North Jersey, including Montclair, Bloomfield, Newark, Clifton, Nutley, Verona, and beyond — with a home base located at 720 Monroe Street, Suite E-512 in Hoboken.
Prospective clients can call 917-647-1665 or reach out via email at email@example.com to schedule an online appointment. You can also follow along with Culina on Instagram @CulinaHealth.